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Dec 11

ETHIOPIA: Outbreak of Deadly Disease in Jail, Denial of Graduation of University Students

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(URJII ONLINE) The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) has issued a statement below regarding the most recent human rights situations in Ethiopia: The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) would like to express its deep concern over the outbreak of a deadly disease at Gimbi Jail in Western …

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Dec 11

Seenaa Gabaabaa Obbo Tulluu Urgee Jiruu

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(URJII ONLINE) Obbo Tulluu Urgee abbaa isaanii Obbo Urgee Jiruu fi haadha isaanii aadde Caaltuu Ejersaa irraa Konyaa Salaalee, Ona Wacaalee, Ganda Dubar Qal’aa jedhamutti bara 1947 dhalatan. Dhalatanii gara waggaa lamaatti warra (abbaa fi haadha) isaanii wajjin bara 1949tti gara Konyaa Baalee, Ona Adaabbaatti galan (godaanan). Umuriin isaanii yeroo barumsaaf gahu mana barumsaa galuun …

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Nov 12

Ethnic Clash Claims Lives: Government’s Bias a Factor

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(URJII ONLINE) A border dispute-related clash between the Oromos and the Ogadenis in eastern Ethiopia has claimed seven lives from the side of the Oromos in the most recent clash between the two neighbouring ethic groups due to border dispute. The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) the statement (UA) below in …

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Oct 28

Ethiopia: Ethnic Oromos Arrested, Tortured and Killed by the State in Relentless Repression of Dissent

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(URJII ONLINE) Thousands of members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, are being ruthlessly targeted by the state based solely on their perceived opposition to the government, said Amnesty International in a new report released today. Below is a full text of the report issued, today, October 28, 2014, by Amnesty International based on …

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Oct 24

A Minor Convicted of Instigation Released from Jail

(URJII ONLINE) A minor of fourteen, who was condemned to four years in jail at an adult court in a western province of the Regional State of Oromia in Ethiopian, has unexpectedly been released from prison and reunited with his parents. Below is a full text of a statement by the Human Rights League of …

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Oct 16

Ethiopian Authorities Convict Another Journalist

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(CPJ, Nairobi, Oct. 15, 2014) An Ethiopian court on Monday convicted a journalist and magazine owner Temesghen Desalegn of alleged defamation case of 2012, according to news reports and local journalists. The Federal High Court in the capital, Addis Ababa, found Mr. Temesghen guilty of incitement, defamation, and false publication in connection with

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